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Deleted data caused last week's Netflix outage

0. phoneArena posted on 31 Dec 2012, 23:55

The Netflix outage that affected a large number of video fans on Christmas Eve was caused by one of a small number of developers who have access to AWS' Elastic Load Balancing Service; with the intital focus on API errors, the teams assigned to find the problem and correct it had initially focused on API errors and did not notice the deleted ELB data...

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 01:56

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 5003; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

I like the last sentence.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 13:36

2. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

I like how Amazon trivialized this outage even though virtually EVERYONE had been affected.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 22:55

3. ljruble (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

anyone else remember when Netflix had an issue they would do something to make it up to you? like a small refund or portion off of your next months membership. what ever happened to that?

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